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Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Realityby Laura Jana
Synopses & Reviews
Now in a fully-updated second edition, Heading Home with Your Newborn has everything new and expectant parents need to know about caring for baby in the first few months after birth. Written by two pediatricians who are also parents, this awarding-winning guide covers feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, dressing, traveling, sickness, child care options, and much more.
The second edition features new chapters on vaccines and choosing a child care provider, plus a robust new section devoted to early learning, with chapters on baby brain basics, baby sign language, fun and games, books and babies, the sounds of music, and the effects of media on the very young. Also included is new or updated information on car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in your medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, vitamin D, organic formulas, disposable vs. cloth diapers, newborn hearing screening, and more.
With wit and humor, Drs. Shu and Jana allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed!
Here are a few special excerpts from Heading Home With Your Newborn as featured on HealthyChildren.org:
Sleeping by the Book
The Many Colors of Poop
To Bathe, or Not to Bathe
Written in a compassionate yet authoritative tone by two moms who are also pediatricians, this guide covers a wealth of topics that often prove daunting in the first eight weeks of a child's life.
This fully updated guide offers "parent-tested, pediatrician-approved" advice for new parents finding themselves overwhelmed with the reality of caring for a baby in the first eight weeks of its life. The second edition features a wealth of new information on topics such as vaccines, child care providers, babies and learning, car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in the medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, and organic formulas. With wit and humor, the pediatrician moms allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed. From "Going with the Flow" (the trials of breastfeeding) and "What Goes in Must Come Out" (a discussion of "pee and poop") to "Fever: Trial by Fire" and "Seeing Yellow: Jaundice," this handbook provides solid, practical, balanced guidance that will enable parents to feel confident about their parenting skills.
About the Author
Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and national health communicator who has appeared on ABC and Fox News, NPRs The Parent Journal, the Nancy Grace Show, and the Today Show. She is a founder of Primrose School of Legacy, an educational child care center, and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee for Early Education. She is an expert on Dr. Nancy Snydermans www.BeWell.com social network, an early literacy advocate for Reach Out and Read, and a cofounder of Amazing Me Books and the Dr. Spock Company. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska. Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician, the editor in chief of Baby and Child Health, and a medical editor for www.HealthyChildren.org. She has been featured as a medical expert on numerous national and local television and radio shows such as the Kids Healthworks series on the Discovery Channel, and in parenting magazines, newspapers, and medical publications. She is a former national chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Young Physicians and the American Medical Association Young Physicians Section. She lives Atlanta, Georgia. They are the coauthors of Food Fights.
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